The downside of judge's ruling on reviewing draft expert reports

While a judge had commendable goals in declaring an end to lawyers’ practice of reviewing draft expert reports, her recent Superior Court decision may have the unwelcome consequence of affecting who counsel retain as experts.

According to Justice Janet Wilson’s conclusions in Moore v. Getahun on Jan. 14, counsel’s practice of reviewing draft expert reports must stop and meetings with experts to go over the reports are no longer acceptable.

In Moore, the...


Surgeon negligent in treatment of six-year-old boy

An Ontario Superior Court justice has found a Peterborough surgeon negligent in his treatment of a six-year-old boy who, in having a pebble removed from his ear, suffered severe damage to his middle ear and facial nerve, causing hearing loss and facial paralysis, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Aleks Mladenovic.

In September 2006, surgery was performed on the young boy, Stone Shearer, by Dr. Kenneth Sewchand at the Peterborough Regional Health...


Spinal Cord Injury Ontario's Regional Services Holiday Fund 2013

Thomson Rogers made a special donation to SCI Ontario’s Regional Services Holiday Fund - Staff Campaign. The donation, combined with the staff donations from SCI Ontario, will assist clients of SCI Ontario across the province.

The funds are given out to clients and members of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and will assist those who are in financial need to purchase food for a holiday dinner and gifts for their children.



Personal Injury Law: Service via Facebook should become the norm

Canadian Courts are beginning to accept service via Facebook.

Recently, my colleague was able to persuade Justice Susan Healey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that substituted service of a statement of claim on a defendant via Facebook was appropriate (see the unreported decision of Juzytsch v. Terlecki from the court in Barrie, Ont.). Other provincial courts have similarly allowed service via Facebook or similar Internet message board services, including in Alberta and British...


Disabled Sailing and Mobility

On January 14th, a past client of Thomson, Rogers - Stephen Cull, President of CHARTERABILITY.COM, hosted an informational reception at the Toronto Boat Show.  In attendance was the right honourable Lt Governor David Onley. 

A few years ago Stephen envisioned a "cruise line" for people with disabilities to boat along the beautiful Toronto/Oakville shoreline.  He convinced some like minded good natured boating...


Lawyers should know limitations of snowmobile coverage

While many snowmobile accidents occur when a driver is riding across a body of water or along trails, some cases involve circumstances that are not what snowmobile coverage provisions consider to be normal “ownership, use or operation,” Toronto personal injury lawyer Stacey L. Stevens writes in ...


Motorcycle Supershow Bell Rogue Helmet Winner

A special thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello to us, at the Motorcycle Supershow at the International Centre.  We were fortunate in being able to show three bikes in the Vintage collection: a 1972 750 Norton Commando; a 1969 XLCH 883 Harley; and, a 1979 six cylinder Honda CBX (the only one at the show).  To the delight of all the Bikes were exceptionally well received.

I am happy to announce that Wesley Watt is the winner of the Bell Rogue Helmet from GP bikes. ...


North American International Motorcycle Supershow 2014

North American International Motorcycle Supershow

January 3-5, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Toronto, ON

Stop by the Thomson Rogers booth at the Motorcycle Supershow – International Centre – Toronto Airport Road. We’re showing a 1969 Harley Davidson XLCH Sportster, a 1979 Honda CBX1000 and a fully restored vintage Norton 750...